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    I'm getting fed up with AVG. Which alternative

    Keep getting a malware pop-up warning which stops me typing. Scan doesn't help.

    Can't view the virus vault
    Scans but doesn't tell on what it is doing

    What is a decent alternative?

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    As well as changing the AV, install, update and run:

    Superantispyware
    Malwarebytes
    Spybot Search and Destroy

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Keep getting a malware pop-up warning which stops me typing. Scan doesn't help.

    Can't view the virus vault
    Scans but doesn't tell on what it is doing

    What is a decent alternative?
    Yes, I had the same problem.
    Binned it and got Avira. seems OK
    Also use what Auroria said.

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    I know this doesn't help but I haven't had this problem in about 6 years with Mac

    Dont even have anti-virus software. Dont get pop-ups unless its time to update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria View Post
    As well as changing the AV, install, update and run:

    Superantispyware
    Malwarebytes
    Spybot Search and Destroy
    Got all these will run again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria
    Spybot Search and Destroy
    This is a dated and useless app anymore. Don't bother. For a free AV Avira is currently at the top of the pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    I know this doesn't help but I haven't had this problem in about 6 years with Mac

    Dont even have anti-virus software. Dont get pop-ups unless its time to update.
    Yes, but you then have to suffer on with a Mac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria
    Yes, but you then have to suffer on with a Mac.
    The only suffering I do is when I look at the price of a new one

    Never met a Mac owner that went back to PC as a preference.

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    Malwarebytes does okay for me with Avast antivirus.

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    I tried Avira and didn't like it; I also found Kaspersky a bit of a letdown too. Malwarebytes is reliable, but doesn't do everything.

    Trend Micro, Avast, F-Secure are my preferred at the moment.

    I habitually bung AVG on, it has got annoying recently.

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    Cheers all. I'll see what happens next time I start up. If it is still "performing" I'll try Avira.

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    Here is what i get when I start have not tried reboot yet.



    I get the same about every minute and it stops me typing. Same /b/opt but a different number.

    I have run malwarebytes and SuperAnti spywareyi spyware which works until I restart. I cannot get to AVG quarantine folder yet.

    Tried searching in Explorere but ...

    Anyone have any ideas?
    Better to think inside the pub, than outside the box?
    I apologize if any offence was caused. unless it was intended.
    You people, you think I know feck nothing; I tell you: I know feck all
    Those who cannot change their mind, cannot change anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal
    I have run malwarebytes and SuperAnti spywareyi spyware
    What was the results of the scans? Did they find anything? What version of windows are you using? Have you tried uninstalling avast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria
    Spybot Search and Destroy
    This is a dated and useless app anymore.
    Wasn't aware of that. Thanks.

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    Definitely should uninstall the antivirus and get another. Avast! seems okay.

    I used Panda before which was good.

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    Best Free Antivirus Software for Windows PCs: 2017 Edition

    Avira (8/10)
    Bitdefender (8/10)
    Panda (7/10)

    are the top 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria
    Wasn't aware of that. Thanks.
    It has been that way for many years. It is really sad that they still keep it out there because its just giving people a false sense of security. Really these days Malwarebytes is all all you need for the malware/spyware/ransomware.

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    Now half the option in Control panel have disappeared and I can't start windows 7 in safe mode.

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    Back up whatever you want to keep on an External Hard Drive.


    What version of Windows is it?
    Is it real or a copy?
    What computer is it? What are the specs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Now half the option in Control panel have disappeared and I can't start windows 7 in safe mode.
    You are infected with malware. Download this;

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/

    Run it. It will kill running processes on your computer. Then immediately update and run Malwarebytes.

    Good luck!

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    ^ Good link.

    They had another one a few years ago that I forget. It was really quick and simple.

    Fortunately I haven't had any issues in about 7 years.

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    I do admire you lots commitment to being so tight but if you running Windows ffs buy Kaspersky, I've been running for ever never had an issue.

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    Not really a question of being tight. But thanks for the concern.

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    Signature based antivirus basically sucks these days.

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